"No more rules needed Chaos won," says Evan Peters, character in the latest trailer for "American Horror Story: Apocalypse," the eighth season of the FX horror anthology series.
Are chills racing over your spine and thinking about a world where chaos reigns and no law-abiding citizens seek peace? Crazy stuff, right? Phew! I can not wait for this season to begin.
Action, storylines: what we know
American Horror Story: Apocalypse is ready to take fans on a wild ride as the Doomsday begins. (As if last season's cult did not.) Apocalypse will start FX on Wednesday, and show makers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have been teasing fans all year round.
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Chemical Warfare? Plane crashes? Witchcraft? An authoritarian regime? After the teasers and trailers, these are just some of the possible themes that will emerge this season.
The Apocalypse is "some time" in the future and has links to past AHS squadrons Murder House and Coven. I will present a summary of my favorite highlights from past seasons.
Where and how
The US season premiere will take place on Wednesday, 12th September at 10pm. Local time on FX. To watch ad-free on your computer or mobile, you need to upgrade to FX + (although you still need a cable TV login), otherwise check it out on FX, On Demand or FXNow on Wednesdays.
New and recurring cast
A laundry list of AHS alum will return this season. Back:
It makes perfect sense for Murphy to bring characters from previous seasons. There is now a treasure chest to explore.
Coven got such a hype that it would be easy to bring favorite characters from this season. In a doomsday situation, it might be useful to have a coven by your side.
New to the cast of this season (which means we have no idea who / what some of them will play):
Ahhh, the teasers!
I went to FX's American Horror Story Instagram page to see teasers. Here are my favorites for the first three:
Paulson seems to have raffled the entry into their latest doomsday experience. Try to survive at all costs.
What moves Ms. Meade (Kathy Bates)? May we ask?
Whisper of fear? Doubt?
Are AHS seasons linked?
Many fans have wondered if the entire AHS franchise is linked to a master timeline. Look no further than this American horror story timeline from our sister site TV Guide to see how all seasons are connected.
But we know that two seasons will cross with apocalypse, and here's a look back:
19659031] Do you remember Season 1's Murder House and the dysfunctional Harmon family who barely stayed together? is?
Dr. Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott), Vivien Harmon (Connie Britton) and Violet Harmon (Taissa Farmiga) moved from Boston to Los Angeles to keep the family together after the adultery of Ben and Vivien's marriage. But the movement catapulted them into disorder, heartbreak and betrayal. As if that were not enough drama for a family, the Harmons moved into a literal Murder House with a peculiar, inexplicable and downright spooky story.
I know, it sounds like this messy family just begged for bad things to happen to them. Like a scary, mysterious guy in a black Halloween costume who became sadistic. Or being haunted by a hated couple, in part because the additional financial burden of renovating the Murder House has torn them apart. Ultimately, our deranged couple are also trapped there, unable to sell the house until it is cursed to spend forever in misery at Murder House, as so many others do.
It will be interesting to see how the Harmon family plays in the afterlife this season.
Oh my god! Something Wicca returns in the Apocalypse.
Season 3's plot follows a coven that lives at the Miss Robichaux Academy in New Orleans. The coven is made up of alleged descendants of Salem witches and even some who have escaped from Salem and survived until now.
Headmistress Cordelia Foxx (Sarah Paulson) directs the academy, which is full of witches but often overshadowed by her mother Fiona Goode (Jessica Lange).
Fiona is a Wicca you do not want to cross … unless you are the antagonist Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett), a voodoo spell high priestess. How can AHS fans forget the vengeful brawls between these two Megapowerhouse characters?
Do you remember the eclectic witch Misty Day (Lily Rabe), who has the power to bring things back to life and is possessed by Stevie Nicks? This connection allows an even deeper Wicca correlation between Coven and the singer whose fanbase loves to associate with wiccan conspiracy theories.
I can not wait to see how Murder House and Coven spread or develop in the upcoming apocalyptic world. Who does not want powerful women on their side? Or ghosts to protect them from harm? That is, when the spirits are on their side.
Definitive Timeline of the American Horror Story: TV Guide shows exactly how all seasons are connected.
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